8 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

8 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

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8 days in France & Monaco Itinerary

Start: Barcelona, Spain
Fly:  5​h
1
Fontvieille, Monaco
— 1 night
train:  30​min
2
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
5
Marseille, France
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h
End: San Salvador, El Salvador


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1
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Fontvieille, Monaco

Fontvieille ©
Fontvieille is the southernmost ward in the Principality of Monaco. For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Fontvieille travel route builder site .

Barcelona, Spain to Fontvieille is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Fontvieille are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Nice.

Things to do in Fontvieille

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Prince's Palace, Jardin Exotique de Monaco
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Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace
Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco

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Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice trip itinerary planning tool .

Nice is just a short distance from Fontvieille. September in Nice sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Tue) before leaving for Villefranche-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Nice

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Place Massena ©
Place Massena

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Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

Villefranche-sur-Mer ©
Villefranche-sur-Mer is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region on the French Riviera.GeographyVillefranche-sur-Mer adjoins the city of Nice to the east along Mont Boron, Mont Alban and Mont Vinaigrier, and 10km south west of Monaco. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Villefranche-sur-Mer trip maker website .

Villefranche-sur-Mer is very close to Nice. In September, daily temperatures in Villefranche-sur-Mer can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Villefranche-sur-Mer

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze ©
Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
Eglise ©
Eglise

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Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
You've now added Cours Mirabeau to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): examine the collection at Museum Calisson, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, and finally wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence day trip app .

Traveling by car from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Aix-en-Provence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Marseille.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Cours Mirabeau ©
Cours Mirabeau

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Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Le Vieux Port as well as Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. On the 17th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Parc national des Calanques. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and then take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip website .

Marseille is very close to Aix-en-Provence. In September, daytime highs in Marseille are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Le Vieux Port
Le Vieux Port
Parc national des Calanques ©
Parc national des Calanques

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